Oregon Health & Science University

RN, DCH Operating Room, PT, Days

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
DCH Operating Room
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
3 x 10 hour shifts 1100 - 2130 Weekends and Holidays - yes Call - yes
1100 - 2130 variable days
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (DCH) Operating Room, a unit of OHSU’s Perioperative Services Division and OHSU’s Women’s and Children’s Division, is located on the 8th floor of DCH. DCH is opened 24/7 and maintains 7 operating rooms and 2 procedure rooms that primarily address the surgical needs of both inpatient and outpatient pediatric and young adults with congenital conditions ages neonate to 25). Surgical procedure on 25 and above may also be performed. Service lines can include Cardiac/ Thoracic, General Surgery, Gynecology, Oral maxillofacial surgery, Dental, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic,Spine, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Transplant, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Robotic, Gastrointestinal, and Trauma. Surgical procedures on adults 18 years of age and above are also performed if the procedure requires specialized equipment found only at this location.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available


DCH inter-operative staff work as integral part of an interdisciplinary care team to provide individualized family centered care for the pediatric and adult congenital patients in the perioperative setting. We provide care for ambulatory, inpatient, and urgent/emergent surgeries. The RN is responsible for assessing and providing direct patient care in both the circulating and scrub roles.


The RN provides care consistent with ANA standards, OSBN nurse practice act laws, AORN recommendations, and current evidence based practices. Nurses are responsible for participating in continuous improvements in our unit to increase the value of care we provide our patients. In the shared governance system, the RN is also responsible for helping grow the nursing profession and guiding the future direction of the unit. RN’s are required to take fair share of call in the unit which is guided by the unit’s shared governance system.


The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all RNs: 

  • Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
  • BSN preferred
  • Associate Degree Nurses required to enroll in BSN program within 3 years of hire and complete within 5 years of hire.
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before the start date. 
  • Current BLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) by the start date.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years current operating room experience
  • Specialty certification preferred CNOR
  • Pediatric OR experience

Additional Details


  • Length of orientation: 8-12 weeks based on experience (scrubbing, peds, and trauma)

*Bonus Disclaimer: current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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